BX-110 Super NES Joystick Status Page

BX Foundry BX-110 Super NES Stick by Benj Edwards

What’s special about the BX-110 for Super NES?

  • Designed and built by video game historian Benj Edwards
  • Arcade-quality Sanwa joystick and button switches (great feel)
  • Durable, compact design
  • Weighted base with screwed rubber feet (stays put)
  • Custom electronics equivalent to original SNES controller (no lag)
  • So accurate, it brings unexpected new life to games

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Pre-Order Your BX-110 Now via BXFoundry.com

BX Foundry BX-110 Super NES Stick with Super C


Place your order here on BXFoundry.com

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Ordering/Shipping Details

BX Foundry BX-110 Super Famicom Button Option

Button Color Options:

  • American-Style Super NES colors with Purple/Lavender/Gray buttons
  • European/Japanese Style Super Famicom colors with Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/Gray buttons

Shipping Info:

  • They will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail
  • US Orders Only (at the moment)

Delivery/Fulfillment:

  • Final design colors will vary from photo. Prototype in photo is painted, final will be molded in colored plastic.
  • If your order cannot be fulfilled for any reason, I will give you a 100% refund

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About BX Foundry Handcrafted Joysticks

Hi, I’m Benj Edwards, a tech journalist and historian. Since August 1st, 2018, I’ve been hand-building joysticks and selling them through Twitter (@benjedwards).

(For more on that story, check out this post.)

People love them.

So far I’ve built and shipped over 100 joysticks around the world for platforms such as Atari/Commodore, NES, Genesis. Right now I’m focusing on my new Super NES stick, the BX-110.

When hand-building the BX-110, I usually sell it for $150. They are complex to wire and prepare. I have hand-built four BX-110s so far (example), and they are wonderful for almost any type of Super NES game — even platformers.

This run of BX-110s is going to be slightly different from my other creations, because I am getting pre-orders so I can afford to buy larger quantities of parts, which will keep the costs lower.

Each BX-110 will come with a custom-designed circuit board that is electronically equivalent to a SNES pad. No lag.

Over 70 BX-110s sold so far! Come join the BX Foundry revolution.

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BX-110 Specs

BX Foundry BX-110 Custom Circuit Board

Platform: Super Nintendo
Electronics: Custom, 100% Super NES pad compatible
Number of Buttons: 8 (6 primary, 2 secondary)
Cable Length: 5 ft. 8 in.
Approx. Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.5″ X 4.6″ x 5″
Approx. Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.

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What People Are Saying about BX Foundry Joysticks

Here are a few select tweets about my joysticks. People seem to like them:

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BX-110 Production Milestones


09/27/2018: v0 Prototype through-hole SNES circuit board designed (JM)
10/02/2018: v1 BX-110 Prototype created (black case, one built)
10/12/2018: v2 BX-110 Prototype with SNES-like colors created (three total built)
10/17/2018: Beta version of BX110 SMT circuit board designed (JM)
10/17/2018: BX-110 pre-orders first announced on Twitter (seeking sales of 50 units)
10/20/2018: v2 BX-110 case dimensions drawn for fabrication (later superseded) (JM)
10/21/2018: BX-110 SMT custom circuit board (v2) design finalized (JM)
10/24/2018: SFC Colored-buttons tested in BX-110 v2 prototype
10/24/2018: Custom BX-110 circuit boards ordered
10/29/2018: Custom SNES data cables ordered
10/31/2018: Custom button and joystick connection cables ordered
11/02/2018: v3 BX-110 case dimensions drawn for fabrication (final) (JM)
11/05/2018: v3 BX-110 Prototype created, improved case design, final parts used (one built)
11/09/2018: Custom BX-110 circuit boards arrived
11/09/2018: Custom button and joystick connection cables arrived
11/23/2018: Custom SNES data cables arrived
11/27/2018: Custom-colored purple and lavender plastic buttons ordered
12/03/2018: Custom-colored purple and lavender plastic button samples approved
12/04/2018: Joystick assemblies ordered from Japan
12/04/2018: Custom plastic boxes ordered (Beginning 8+ week production process)
12/15/2018: 24mm buttons and ball tops arrived
12/17/2018: Sanwa joystick assemblies arrived
12/21/2018: Custom-colored purple and lavender buttons arrived
12/22/2018: Plastic color sample chips for case received and rejected by Benj
12/27/2018: Accurate SNES plastic color sample mailed to case manufacturer
01/21/2019: Case manufacturer’s mechanical drawings approved by Benj
01/22/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips arrived (2nd attempt)
01/23/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips (2nd attempt) rejected by Benj
02/13/2019: Custom-colored gray 24mm and 30mm buttons ordered
02/24/2019: 128 dustwashers painted gray by Benj
02/25/2019: Benj stops taking orders for BX-110 sticks (first run). Capped at 78 units
02/26/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips arrived (3nd attempt)
02/26/2019: Case plastic Color sample chips accepted by Benj. Color match!
03/06/2019: Custom-colored gray 24mm and 30mm buttons arrived
03/11/2019: First case milling sample received. Several small errors present; reported back to mfg.
03/19/2019: Second case milling sample received. Two small fixes suggested.
03/20/2019: Final case drawings approved by Benj – case production due to start soon!
03/20/2019: Second bulk order of parts ordered from Sanwa
04/04/2019: Second bulk order of parts from Sanwa arrived
04/17/2019: Case manufacturer confirmed that 200 plastic cases are actively in production
05/02/2019: Product sticker labels designed and ordered by Benj
05/03/2019: Due to tool breakage, Mfg said the cases will not be shipped to Benj until at least May 17

Current Status (05/09/2019): Plastic cases are being manufactured; they are due to ship to me sometime within the next two weeks. I still need to find a paint color that matches the plastic color and use it to paint 468 screws.

I have designed and ordered a label.

ETA: Presumably I will have 100% of the parts finally in May. Even once I have all the parts, one man (me) has to assemble and pack and ship 78 sticks. So best case scenario would mean that some sticks start shipping in June.

Money is very tight and I keep running out while trying to finish this project, and that delays things (although I have had no control over how long the case manufacturer is taking). I’ve sunk over $12K into this project, and since I am not sure I will be able to devote the time/funds to produce more than 78 sticks (as I once hoped to do), it is looking like I will not make a profit on the BX-110. But I will still honor my commitment and get this stick out the door.

As much as I hate the delays, I am going as fast as I can. Thanks for your patience — if anyone wants a refund, just let me know.